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Decision makers

Decision makers
Interview; Documentary; Special
TX Date
30 Apr 1982
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Decision Makers- Braintree Hospital and NHS wages dispute, presented by Elaine Lipworth. Looks at national problems reflected at Braintree Hospital, a specialist hospital for mentally and physically disabled people. Also looks at the current dispute over low wages and the goverment’s stance on wage increases. Speaks to Sue Drake, staff nurse, as she goes about her duties; Steve Haywood, charge nurse and COHSE representative; Albert Spanswick, COHSE General Secretary; Trevor Clay, Royal College of Nursing; Norman Fowler, Social Services Secretary; Gwyneth Dunwoody, Labour health spokesman. Engineer Dave Dawson, researcher Chris Shaw.
Norman Fowler; Dave Dawson; Elaine Lipworth; Gwyneth Dunwoody; Sue Drake; Steve Haywood; Trevor Clay; Albert Spanswick; Chris Shaw
Labour disputes; Wages; Wage policy; Health services; Working conditions; NHS; Nurses; COHSE; Public hospitals; Physically disabled people; Braintree Hospital; RCN; Mentally disabled people

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